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Among the Victorians and Modernists: Among the Victorians and Modernists


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This series publishes monographs and essay collections on literature, art, and culture in the context of the diverse aesthetic, political, social, technological, and scientific innovations that arose among the Victorians and Modernists. Viable topics include, but are not limited to, artistic and cultural debates and movements; influential figures and communities; and agitations and developments regarding subjects such as animals, commodification, decadence, degeneracy, democracy, desire, ecology, gender, nationalism, the paranormal, performance, public art, sex, socialism, spiritualities, transnationalism, and the urban. Studies that address continuities between the Victorians and Modernists are welcome. Work on recent responses to the periods such as NeoVictorian novels, graphic novels, and film will also be considered.

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George Egerton Terra Incognitas

George Egerton: Terra Incognitas

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Isobel Sigley, Whitney Standlee
November 08, 2024

George Egerton: Terra Incognitas is the first published work to focus solely on Egerton and her literary legacy. It covers the range and extent of Egerton's life and literary career from her emergence into the milieu of London publishing in 1893 to her dramatic works (both original and in ...

Uncanny Fairy Tales Hybrid Wonders in the Mirror

Uncanny Fairy Tales: Hybrid Wonders in the Mirror

1st Edition

By Francesca Arnavas
May 31, 2024

There are fairy tales that surprise, destabilise, or even shock us: these are uncanny fairy tales that manipulate familiar stories in creative and bewildering ways in order to express new meanings. This work analyses these tales, basing its approach on a reformulation of Freud’s concept of the ...

Form and Modernity in Women’s Poetry, 1895–1922 A Line of Her Own

Form and Modernity in Women’s Poetry, 1895–1922: A Line of Her Own

1st Edition

By Sarah Parker
February 29, 2024

While W. B. Yeats’s influential account of the ‘Tragic Generation’ claims that most fin-de-siècle poets died, or at least stopped writing, shortly after 1900, this book explodes this narrative by attending to the twentieth-century poetry produced by women poets Alice Meynell, Michael Field (...

Patriarchy’s Creative Resilience Late Victorian Speculative Fiction

Patriarchy’s Creative Resilience: Late Victorian Speculative Fiction

1st Edition

By Michael Kramp
February 26, 2024

Patriarchy’s Creative Resilience explores the disturbing sustainability of White male supremacy. Kramp traces an imaginative failure and an imaginative success; his focus on British speculative fiction published between 1870 and 1900 demonstrates how even this elastic and wildly inventive literary ...

Critical Essays on Arthur Morrison and the East End

Critical Essays on Arthur Morrison and the East End

1st Edition

Edited By Diana Maltz
January 29, 2024

In 1896, author Arthur Morrison gained notoriety for his bleak and violent A Child of the Jago, a slum novel that captured the desperate struggle to survive among London’s poorest. When a reviewer accused Morrison of exaggerating the depravity of the neighborhood on which the Jago was based, he ...

Re-Reading the Age of Innovation Victorians, Moderns, and Literary Newness, 1830-1950

Re-Reading the Age of Innovation: Victorians, Moderns, and Literary Newness, 1830-1950

1st Edition

Edited By Louise Kane
January 29, 2024

The period of 1830–1950 was an age of unprecedented innovation. From new inventions and scientific discoveries to reconsiderations of religion, gender, and the human mind, the innovations of this era are recorded in a wide range of literary texts. Rather than separating these texts into Victorian ...

Towards an Aisthetics of the Victorian Novel Senses and Sensations

Towards an Aisthetics of the Victorian Novel: Senses and Sensations

1st Edition

By Nadine Böhm-Schnitker
November 16, 2023

Towards an Aisthetics of the Victorian Novel: Senses and Sensations establishes a new analytical method in the broader context of sensory studies in order to explain how the genre of the novel can impact on our perception of ourselves and our social contexts. Taking cultural literary studies ahead,...

The Novelist in the Novel Gender and Genius in Fictional Representations of Authorship, 1850–1949

The Novelist in the Novel: Gender and Genius in Fictional Representations of Authorship, 1850–1949

1st Edition

By Elizabeth King
November 14, 2023

Why do writers so often write about writers? This book offers the first comprehensive account of the phenomenon of the fictional novelist as a character in literature, arguing that our notions of literary genius – and what it means to be an author – are implicitly shaped by and explicitly ...

Gender, Crime, and Murder in Victorian England The ‘Black Ghost’ of Bermondsey

Gender, Crime, and Murder in Victorian England: The ‘Black Ghost’ of Bermondsey

1st Edition

By Anna Kay
September 25, 2023

Gender, Crime, and Murder in Victorian England seeks to provide a comprehensive examination of the notorious Mannings' ‘Bermondsey murder’, and its wider implications in Victorian criminal narrative and popular culture. Exploring the ongoing textual afterlife of Maria Manning, including significant...

The Maternal Image of God in Victorian Literature

The Maternal Image of God in Victorian Literature

1st Edition

By Rebecca Styler
July 10, 2023

This book is the study of a religious metaphor: the idea of God as a mother, in British and US literature 1850–1915. It uncovers a tradition of writers for whom divine motherhood embodied ideals felt to be missing from the orthodox masculine deity. Elizabeth Gaskell, Josephine Butler, George ...

Byronism, Napoleonism, and Nineteenth-Century Realism Heroes of Their Own Lives?

Byronism, Napoleonism, and Nineteenth-Century Realism: Heroes of Their Own Lives?

1st Edition

By Tristan Donal Burke
May 31, 2023

Byronism, Napoleonism and Nineteenth-Century Realism offers a fresh analysis of the nineteenth-century European novel, exploring the cultural images of Byron and Napoleon as they appear in the construction of ‘bourgeois heroism.’ Utilising a unique pan-European perspective, this volume draws ...

Illegitimate Freedom Informality in Modernist Literature, 1900–1940

Illegitimate Freedom: Informality in Modernist Literature, 1900–1940

1st Edition

By Gaurav Majumdar
May 31, 2023

Illegitimate Freedom: Informality in Modernist Literature, 1900 - 1940 is the first study of informality in modernist literature. Differentiating informality from intimacy in its introduction, the book discusses the informal in relation with sensory experience, aesthetic presentation, ethical ...

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